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Global Cultural Policy and Practice (AMGT90011)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeAMGT90011
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This subject undertakes an in-depth study of the interplay between politics, policy and the creative economy under globalization. We examine how economic, social, cultural, technological and political developments in the post-Keynesian era have influenced the increasing internationalization of the arts and creative industries and the policies that shape them. Particular attention will be paid to the relationship between the state, the private sector and civil society through an analysis of the ways in which globalization shapes cultural policy and practices at local, regional, national and international scales.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of cultural policies in an internationally comparative framework;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the scope and application of cultural policy frameworks and rationales across the arts and cultural industries;
  • understand the processes by which policy is developed and implemented; and
  • demonstrate an ability to apply a range of strategies for the purposes of evaluating the impact and effectiveness of specific policies across a range of sectors in the global creative economy.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:

  • be able to demonstrate advanced research and analysis;
  • be able to demonstrate advanced written communication;
  • be able to demonstrate advanced theoretical thinking; and
  • be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of political, economic, social and cultural contexts

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


Recommended background knowledge

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
AMGT90004 States, Governments and the Arts
Semester 1
Semester 2

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • Discussion facilitation (15%), due during the semester
  • A sectoral synopsis, 2,000 words (30%), due during the semester
  • A research assignment equivalent to 3,000 words (55%), due in the examination period
  • Hurdle: Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject and regular class participation is expected.

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Bell, D., & Oakley, K. (2014). Cultural Policy. Routledge. Available in the bookstore on campus.

  • Subject notes

    Admission to the Master of Art Curatorship, Master of Cinema Management, Master of Arts and Cultural Management, or Master of Arts and Cultural Management (Moving Image).

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Subject coordinator approval required

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 27 July 2019